Social Media Security Risk, Threat Intelligence & Detection | RiskIQ

RiskIQ for Social Media Security Threats

Stamp Out Social Media Impersonation, Fraud, Phishing, and Abuse

Enterprise Social Media Programs Must Include Security

Today, everyone is active on social media in some way, shape, or form. Companies are implementing social media strategies to get closer to customers and communicate with them on their own terms and on their preferred platforms. This is leading to new, potentially devastating attack vectors.

  • Profile, @Handle, and #Hashtag impersonation and abuse can lead to your customers and employees interacting with fraudsters and unauthorized representatives
  • Phishing now extends far beyond the inbox, utilizing fake profiles, shortened URLs, and deceptive posts to fool users into giving up information and credentials
  • Brands can be tarnished by defamatory, threatening, fraudulent, or inappropriate content
  • Malware has a new delivery mechanism that can target users via conversations, interactions, shortened or obfuscated URLs, and account hijacking

Empower Your Security Team to Combat Social Media Threats at Web-scale

Effective security and fraud prevention strategies cannot treat social media independently from other digital channels. Threat actors use the interconnectivity of today’s digital world to increase their reach by using multiple channels to conduct fraud, distribute malware, and carry out other abusive activities. Cross-promoting their attack vectors among web, mobile, and social channels maximizes each attack’s impact, so solutions that address social threats in isolation cannot contextualize the full extent of the threat.

Security teams need an enterprise-level solution that leverages sophisticated automation and machine-learning techniques to detect and eliminate social media-based threats against an organization, its employees, and its customers. By correlating and contextualizing threats across all social media channels with other web and mobile data, security teams can enjoy comprehensive coverage of digital threats.

Actively Monitor Popular Social Networks for Threats

It’s easier than ever for a threat actor to impersonate a real person or company on every network that exists. Thinking about all of the daily interactions and posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube, it’s easy to see why social media is a real security risk.

Knowing when a fake or unauthorized profile is created is critical to monitoring for targeted attacks. RiskIQ watches the most popular social networks for these types of threats, alerting you and your security teams quickly so you can mitigate their impact.

Because social networks often shorten URLs, it’s also easy for threat actors to hide malicious and otherwise obvious phish links from unsuspecting users. RiskIQ can follow URLs and automatically categorize phishing pages, blocking them from 95% of the world’s internet browsers.

RiskIQ and You:


As a leading provider of security services for phishing, malware, web and mobile application, and digital ad-based threats, RiskIQ is uniquely positioned to provide security teams with an enhanced perspective of social media-based threats. With our platform, organizations gain unparalleled visibility into threats impacting a brand and its customers across all digital channels through a single of pane of glass.

By experiencing the same content encountered by real social media users, RiskIQ’s unique virtual technology uncovers social media-based threats missed by other detection methods.

With RiskIQ, you can:

Detect brand or executive impersonation aiming to phish for sensitive information or direct users to malware-infected sites.

Prevent unauthorized accounts from undermining social media marketing efforts, which confuses users and competes with authentic profiles.

Take down accounts that associate a brand or executive with offensive or illegal content.

Sort authentic profiles and legitimate brand mentions from fraudulent accounts and violations of social media usage policies intelligently.